R&B singer The-Dream recently talked about the war of words directed at his “Exodus 23:1″ collaborator Pusha T and said the G.O.O.D. Music star should focus on beats over beefs.
Asked for the best way Pusha could respond to recent shots fired at him courtesy of Young Money boss Lil Wayne, Dream said good music could be the remedy.
The-Dream just wants to kill the competition — with his success. When asked if Team Pusha T would indulge in a rap beef and aim a dis record at Lil Wayne, he downplayed the importance of a response record and stressed the need for a good record. “The only way that we can respond is make great records, and nobody is gonna beat me at that,” The-Dream told MTV News when we caught up with him in Hollywood last week. The singer/songwriter told us he isn’t down with subliminal disses, remembering a lesson that his grandfather once taught him: ” ‘If you’re talking to somebody, you speak to them or you just walk up to them and slap them.’ I think beef is so ’96. It’s like, what’s the point? I don’t think anybody is actually that good enough to direct anything at anyone. You can’t take that much time, there’s too much money in the words that either one of us have — me or Pusha — to direct directly at anyone.” (MTV)
Recently, Pusha refused to confirm whether or not “Exodus 23:1″ is a Lil Wayne-targeted subliminal.
Pusha T still hasn’t said anything about whether or not he was dissing artists from YMCMB on his latest track “Exodus 23:1.” In fact, tonight at Hot 97 Summer Jam, we ran into him backstage and asked him about it, and he just shrugged and headed to the stage to perform his verse on “Mercy” with fellow G.O.O.D. Music artist Big Sean (he didn’t mention the beef on stage either). And with that, the speculation continues. “We asked @PUSHA-T about “Exodus” and the YMCMB beef. He just shrugged, then headed to the stage with Big Sean.” (Complex)
Earlier this month, G.O.O.D. Music’s Big Sean also killed the idea of entertaining a rap beef between both camps.
“I think beef is weak. Crack is wack. I don’t encourage that,” Sean said in an interview. “Yeah, I’m cool with Pusha T, I’m cool with everybody. The thing is, people gotta understand that we got no point in beefing. We got families to take care of, we got moms to take care of. I ain’t about to be over here arguing with nobody. We all on the same team. We all young men, black men, black, white, it doesn’t matter, but just entrepreneurs trying to get it.” (Wired 96.5)
Young Money President Mack Maine recently downplayed Weezy and Pusha’s publicized issues.
“It’s not like that. I don’t see it like that. That’s not what we in the game for,” Young Money president Mack Maine told MTV News of a potential G.O.O.D./YMCMB dustup. “If it ever came to that, God forbid, that’s a whole different story, but right now we’re just tryin’ to get paper, we’re just tryin’ to get money, man, and make good music. And [‘My Homies Still’] was a great song that was made before that situation happened, and I’m not ’bout to go into the studio and tell Wayne to take [Big Sean] off. Wayne not tryna take him off — he’s good peeps, he’s fam.” (MTV)
Check out the “Exodus 23:1″ music video below: